If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you will know that I am really into organization, and this goes for every area of our home (at least, as much as I can control!). When I was pregnant with Madalyn a couple of years ago, I made closet dividers for her closet. She had SO many clothes and I could not keep track of where each size was. Babies, especially, grow out of clothing sizes so quickly, so we had stocked up on many future sizes for when she outgrew what she was wearing. This made for a very full and not-so-organized closet.
Thanks to my right-hand tool, Pinterest, I found this blog that outlined a process for making adorable closet dividers. Seeing as I made Maddy’s before I had my own blog, I don’t have any good pictures of hers, BUT, I have spent some time recently and made some for Baby Boy and wanted to share! These are super easy to make (I promise!), and look so cute when they are hung up. Practical AND cute = win-win.
- Wooden Letter “O’s” (Hobby Lobby): I used 10 “O’s” – see step 6 below for further direction.
- Acrylic Paint in color of your choice (Hobby Lobby)
- Glue (I used Tacky Glue from JoAnn Fabrics)
- ModPodge (Hobby Lobby)
- Paintbrush (Hobby Lobby)
- Scissors (I used a small scrapbook scissors from Hobby Lobby)
- Scrapbook Paper in colors & patterns of your choice (Hobby Lobby)
- Number Stickers in color & font of your choice (Hobby Lobby)
Optional: We have closet rods that DO NOT come off of the wall. They are part of a storage system and aren’t removable. Because of this, we had to cut a small slit in the “O’s” so that I could put them onto the rod. I used some ribbon to tie around the slit, just to make it prettier. Depending on what type of closet rod you have, you may be able to skip this step entirely or you can choose to leave the slit open – it’s completely up to you!
1: Optional – Cut slits in the “O’s.” (See “Optional” note above.)
2: Paint one side of the “O” and let it dry completely. I painted the sides of the “O” as well, but it is up to you how detailed you want to get.
3: Trace each “O” onto scrapbook paper and cut them out.
4: Glue the scrapbook paper to the “O”. Let dry.
5: Trim around the edges of the “O” any extra paper that may be hanging off. You can use an Exacto knife, or just a small scissors to do this.
6: Attach the number stickers to the “O”. Note: I created the following sizes – 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T. This makes ten total dividers. I skipped 24 and did 2T instead because my daughter wore those two sizes at the same time. Size “0” equates to newborn.
7: Coat the top of each divider with ModPodge. This gives each divider a finished look and helps keep the paper from curling up or tearing.
8: Optional – Cut ribbon and tie around each slit.
9: Hang on your closet rod and enjoy an organized closet!
What do you think? I love how these turned out. These dividers make the perfect creative and thoughtful shower gift for an expectant mom! My sister should expect some of these at her baby shower in a couple of months 🙂 One of the best things about these is that they can be customized any way you want – any color or pattern, boy or girl, there are so many different options!
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